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December 12, 2023

§ 13-3560. Aggravated luring a minor for sexual exploitation; classification; definitions

A. A person commits aggravated luring a minor for sexual exploitation if the person does both of the following:

1. Knowing the character and content of the depiction, uses an electronic communication device to transmit at least one visual depiction of material that is harmful to minors for the purpose of initiating or engaging in communication with a recipient who the person knows or has reason to know is a minor.

2. By means of the communication, offers or solicits sexual conduct with the minor. The offer or solicitation may occur before, contemporaneously with, after or as an integrated part of the transmission of the visual depiction.

B. It is not a defense to a prosecution for a violation of this section that the other person is not a minor or that the other person is a peace officer posing as a minor.

C. Aggravated luring a minor for sexual exploitation is a class 2 felony, and if the minor is under fifteen years of age it is punishable pursuant to § 13-705, subsection F. A person who is convicted of a violation of this section is not eligible for suspension of sentence, probation, pardon or release from confinement on any basis except as specifically authorized by § 31-233, subsection A or B until the sentence imposed by the court has been served or commuted.

D. The defense prescribed in § 13-1407, subsection E applies to a prosecution pursuant to this section.

E. For the purposes of this section:

1. “Electronic communication device” means any electronic device that is capable of transmitting visual depictions and includes any of the following:

(a) A computer, computer system or network as defined in § 13-2301.

(b) A cellular telephone or wireless telephone as defined in § 13-4801.

2. “Harmful to minors” has the same meaning prescribed in § 13-3501.